According to reports, Fulani Herdsmen have murdered eleven people and injured many in a retaliation attack on some communites in Taraba State.
Further reports has it that the herders stormed Murbai, Kisbap, Sembe, and Yawai – Abbare villages of Ardo-Kola and Jalingo Local Government Areas of Taraba State to avenge the killing of one of their own members who was attacked on Monday when his cows were grazing on a villager’s farm, as stated by Cyprian Kamai, known to be a resident of Jalingo.
Cyprian Kamai further added that community leaders had pleaded with the herdsmen not to avenge the killings of their own members but they clearly ignored the appeal of the elders.\
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Kamai also added that many have fled the villages in fear of further attacks and are left stranded at Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps.
DSP. David Misal identified as the Police Public Relations Officer in Taraba State, confirmed the attack but stated that only five people were killed in the reprisal attack.
David Misal said: “One person was killed on Monday when the crisis started and yesterday five more corpses were recovered.”
David Misal further stated that the Police have deployed personnel to ensure peace is restored to the communities.